Cloud Student Sprint Programs

Grow with Cloud, Google’s fastest growing business

  • Overview

    In the ten weeks of the Cloud Student Sprint, you’ll find yourself learning about Google Cloud through an online platform and Qwiklabs. A Google mentor will also be walking you through their career journey and industry best practices. This program is structured in a way that is flexible so you can have an internship and be in school at the same time, and it culminates in you getting the opportunity to take the Associate Cloud Engineering Exam to be certified in Cloud!

    Eligibility and application

    Students must be:

    • Studying at a university based in Greater China
    • University students who are currently studying for a BS or MS degree in computer science or relevant majors, or MBA students with a computer science or relevant background
    • Graduating in 2022 or 2023
    • Interested and excited about Cloud!

    *For those enrolled in overseas universities but happen to be in Greater China due to COVID-19, you are still eligible to apply if you will be physically in this region for the whole program.

  • ACE certification

    What's the ACE certification?

    Google Cloud certifications validate your expertise and show your ability to transform businesses with Google Cloud technology. The associate level certification is focused on the fundamental skills of deploying, monitoring, and maintaining projects on Google Cloud. This certification is a good starting point for those new to Cloud and can be used as a path to professional level certifications.

    This is not an easy certification to pass, so we're looking for those students who want to be challenged and industry-ready, as we've created a program that will prepare you to take the Associate Cloud Engineer Certification exam. We're looking for students who want to gain industry insights while they're in school and build that extra marketable skill set to add on their resume!

    Link to certification description here.

  • FAQs

    Will I need to pay for any part of the program or the exam?

    We're so glad you asked — that's what makes this program pretty special! Of the students selected in the program, those who finish the course in its entirety will receive vouchers to take their exam for free. As for the 10 week's worth of curriculum, you will have access to the courses for free during this period.

    Will our weekly sessions with mentors be virtual or onsite?

    Safety and health comes first for our Googlers and our community so the whole program will be conducted online with virtual meet-ups, while it doesn’t mean less fun. Our past cohort was 100% virtual, and we still had a blast!

    Will being a part of this program lead to an internship at Google?

    For those who have completed the course and passed the certification, there may be opportunities to go through the intern hiring process.